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Oh No, Your Veneer Fell Off! What Should You Do?

February 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dpsmilesteam @ 4:13 pm
Someone looking a little scared

When people first get their veneers, they’re often stunned by how incredibly realistic their new smile looks. After a while, they can easily start to forget that their veneers aren’t their real teeth. This makes it a little bit jarring if one of them ever falls off.

That said, losing a veneer isn’t necessarily something worth stressing out over; if you stay calm, your beautiful smile will be back to normal in no time. Here’s a step-by-step guide for what you should do if you ever lose veneers.

Step 1: Retrieve the Veneer

First of all, the moment you feel your veneer come loose you should stop whatever you’re doing and collect it. Pull it out of your mouth if necessary and inspect it to make sure that it’s in one piece. If not, try to collect all of the pieces of your veneer so that the porcelain doesn’t damage your teeth or gums.

Once you have veneer you should set it aside for safekeeping, ideally somewhere it won’t easily be lost.

Step 2: Call your Dentist

You should then call your dentist. Your tooth will be exposed without the veneer to protect it, so it’s a good idea to see them as soon as possible so that they can repair your smile. They’ll also be able to consider the particulars of your situation and give you advice about what you should do until they can see you.

Step 3: Wait for Your Appointment

Once your appointment is scheduled, the only thing left to do is to wait and try to remain comfortable until then. You should never try to reattach your veneers on your own, as this will only make the eventual replacement more difficult. If you find that your tooth is sensitive, you should instead cover it with a small amount of dental wax pressed flat against it. This along with over-the-counter pain relievers should be able to keep you plenty comfortable until your dentist can see you.

Once you make it to your appointment, your dentist will either reattach your veneer or order you a replacement.

About Our Practice

Dr. Dan Passidomo believes deeply in the importance of dentistry, and in helping his patients take charge of their oral health. He knows that the work of a dentist isn’t just about fixing teeth—it involves taking a personal interest in his patients, understanding their circumstances, and providing them with the information they need to protect their smiles. Dr. Passidomo received his degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and is a member of the Dayton Dental Society.

If you have any questions about veneers, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (937) 886-9935.

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